Travel from the heart of the ancient Roman empire to the city with some of the best-preserved ancient Roman artifacts. Take the train from Rome to Naples
Spending time in Rome allows you to see the ruins of what was once the heart of the enormous ancient Roman empire. Most people do not know that some of the best Roman ruins aren't in Rome at all, but in Naples and Pompeii to the south. Luckily, Naples is day trip distance from Rome, thanks to the high-speed trains in Italy.
Once in Naples, it's a 38-minute trip on the Circumvesuviana train line to see the excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Also, make sure not to miss a visit to Naples' fantastic National Archaeological Museum to see many of the original statues, frescoes, and mosaics recovered from each site.
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Trains from Rome to Naples
The train trip from Rome to Naples on Trenitalia's Alta Velocità (AV) trains takes as little as 1 hour and 10 minutes, making this route perfect for a day trip. Trains leave Roma Termini station for Napoli Centrale up to five times per hour during the busiest parts of the weekday, for a total of 78 trains each day. The first leaves Rome at 6:26 a.m., the last at 8:40 p.m.
There are also some slower trains on this route, making the trip from Rome to Naples anywhere from 2 to 3.5 hours, so pay attention to the transit time when booking your tickets to book the fastest option.
Italo trains leave from Roma Tiburtina station for Napoli Centrale 15 times per day, and from Roma Termini station six times per day. From Tiburtina, the journey is about 1.5 hours, and from Termini it's about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Rome to Naples
Most of the trains from Rome to Naples are direct, without any stops en route. Some trips do require a train transfer, at one of the train stations in the area, so look carefully when you're booking to be sure what kind of ticket you have.
Amenities on Trains from Rome to Naples
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars all equipped with air-conditioning and power outlets in your seat for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. First class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper. A cafe car is available to all passengers.
Rome and Naples Train Stations
Roma Termini is the city's largest station, and also a major transportation hub within Rome. Many bus lines stop right outside the station, and there is also a Metro (subway) station inside Termini.
Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro system, and is served by a number of city buses.
Napoli Centrale is Naples' biggest station, and it's on Piazza Garibaldi, which is a main hub for city and regional buses. There's also a Metro station connected to Napoli Centrale called Napoli Piazza Garibaldi. Make sure to be prepared ahead of time, so that you know where you are going once outside of the station, or which bus or taxi to take.
See below for details on traveling from Rome to Naples by train.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Train Travel in Italy
From seat assignments and luggage space, to the different types of tickets, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about train travel in Italy.
Arrival and Departure Train Destinations
Read on for information about Rome to Naples train stations.
Rome Termini Guide
Rome's transportation mecca boasts countless amenities and connections for Italy's rail passengers. One special amenity is ItaliaRail's very own VIP station oasis, the ItaliaPass Lounge, at the start of Track 25.Read More >>
Naples Centrale Guide
The primary train station in Naples is called, appropriately, Napoli Centrale. Built in 1950s-1960s, it opens onto the huge historic Piazza Garibaldi.Read More >>
Things To Do in Naples
Whether sightseeing or taking a one-day tour to the nearby isle of Capri, there is no shortage of things to do in and around Naples.
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Hotels in Naples
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Overlooking the Bay of Naples, this luxurious grande dame has hosted celebrities and dignitaries over its storied history. Public spaces and guestrooms are classically appointed, there’s an award-winning restaurant, and even a rooftop lounge with sea views.Book Now >>
Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel
Housed in a centuries-old palazzo in downtown Naples, this unique property blends the old with the new, by displaying restored frescoes and also modern furniture. The suites, with their ample seating areas, are a good value, and there’s also a rooftop bar where guests can enjoy evening aperitivi.Book Now >>